Ethio-Electric, Mekelakeya potted in the same group of Super League new season


The 36 teams in three groups Ethiopian Super League 2021 new season schedule was announced with former top tier sides Ethio-Electric and Mekelakeya potted in the same group that is considered the death group for bringing together strong sides including Legetafo and Woldeya Ketema.
Yohannes Sahle at the helm and signing number of senior players, Mekelakeya is in a strong build up to return to the top tier this season. Of course Kifle Boltena the new Ethio-Electric boss with an impressive resume including the promotion of Air Force and Sebeta Ketema is back in to the picture joining the former champions in a one year contract. Though the promotion battle appears to be between the two giants, last season strong side Legetafo and Woldya ketema are potential rivals to rattle the group.
Former Premier League sides Ethiopia Medin and Debub Police paired in group two along with Arbaminch, Batu Ketema and Negele-Arsi. Having the upper tier experience is believed to be a plus for the two sides therefore Ethiopia Medin and Debub Police are considered the two heavy weights likely to battle for promotion.
Former top flight Jimma AbaBuna appeared the side that is capable of dominating the group. Signing number of new faces in the past six weeks, Addis Ababa, Nekemet Ketema, WolaytaSodo, Akaki Ketema and Shashemene appeared to have strong potential to mount serious challenges.
Though the actual kickoff date is not yet official, the three venues for the first round already set. Group one first round fixtures will be held at Batu stadium while group two and group three will have their games at Hawassa and Jimma stadiums respectively.
The second round fixtures will be staged at Adama, Sodo and Nekemet stadiums.